20 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2013 Last revised: 17 Oct 2013
Date Written: September 17, 2013
This article examines the innovativeness of third age entrepreneurs compared to other categories of entrepreneurs. The empirical study was conducted on a database of 69054 entrepreneurs in 64 countries over the period 2001-2008, drawn from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey. The results show that older entrepreneurs are less innovative than younger entrepreneurs, both in terms of product innovation and process innovation.
Keywords: third age entrepreneurship, older entrepreneurs, innovation, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Colovic, Ana and Lamotte, Olivier, Are Third Age Entrepreneurs Innovative? Evidence From GEM Data (September 17, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2327021 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2327021